The Foot Snake Story – Gayle Beveridge – 1400 words (Commercial / Humour)
A snake in the back yard is a frightful thing, made worse by neighborhood horror stories. A bunch of blokes from the pub in pursuit of it is a comedy. An unlikely happy ending is a possibility.
The Foot Snake Story
It was one of those blisteringly hot Aussie bush afternoons. The air on my face felt like the warmth from embers of a dying fire. If I stopped long enough to listen, I could hear the wheat in the paddock crackling dry in the wind. My brother Neil and his annoying friend John were playing in the cubby, a tiny wooden hut between the shed and veggie garden, with openings cut for a window and doorway. The oppressive heat inside was making the boys cantankerous. Niggling at each other turned into arguing and it would only be a matter of time before there was shoving and the inevitable tears.
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